Sunday, August 30, 2015

Guess What? Today -- August 30, 2015 -- is the Second Anniversary of this Blog

This blog/website is two years old today! Boy, does time fly by.

There have been 167 posts (168 if you count this one) since we started.


And, at the time of this post, 11,973 visits. (So close to 12,000 that perhaps we will hit that number today or tomorrow anyways.) We know that number of visits would be higher if all the different ways people visit our posts and blog-site were counted in that total. So whether you're counted or not, we appreciate you taking the time to read our blog.

Thank you!

There is more to come so keep reading.

See you soon at the Mt. Clemens Public Library!

LE

Friday, August 28, 2015

FamilyTree DNA Sale on mtDNA Full Sequence Test until August 31

updated: originally posted at 2:18 p.m. EDT, August 28, 2015

FamilyTree DNA is having a sale on its mtDNA Full Sequence test. The test which is regularly $199 is now $159.20 which is 20 percent off. Just place your order and pay before 11:59 p.m. Central Time August 31, 2015.

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is inherited from mother to child but only female children pass that same mtDNA on to their children. This test is often described as being used for maternal ancestry testing.


Generally, you only need to test one person for each maternal line. (If you test your Mom you don't need to test the mtDNA of you or your siblings unless there is question about maternity.) Males can take an mtDNA also because they inherited the mtDNA of their mother who inherited her mother's mtDNA, and she inherited her mother's mtDNA, etc. Males just don't pass on that mtDNA to their children.

So if you've been contemplating doing an mtDNA test now might be the time to do so.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

Thursday, August 27, 2015

20 Days until the Used Book Sale at Mount Clemens Public Library

Mark your calendars for September 16 - 19, 2015. These are the dates for the Used Book Sale at Mount Clemens Public Library. This year all proceeds benefit the library's Genealogy and Local History Room.

September 16, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is the Preview Event. Preview Event Admission is $10 per person. Shop the sale early for the best selection.

September 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is Day One of the Sale.

September 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is Day Two of the Sale.

September 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the Last Day of the Sale.

Check back here for additional details in the coming weeks.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Thinking about Buying PhotoShop Elements? It is On Sale Today -- Aug. 25th

Tuesday's Tip

Genealogists deal with photos and other items so often we use some kind of photo manipulation software. Genealogists usually like to save money -- who doesn't?

MCGG Member Robert McGarry spotted that for the rest of today, Amazon has PhotoShop Elements 13 is on sale for $44.99 so if you've been thinking about buying the program and want to save money, today might be the day.


Always remember to confirm that you are receiving the correct price once you have the item in any online checkout cart -- so be cautious with one-click buying.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

Saturday, August 22, 2015

So What's Going On? South East Michgan Genealogy Events Calendar Updated

Hey Everyone!

Just wanted to let you all know that our South East Michigan Genealogy Events Calendar on this blog/website has now been updated for the fast approaching genealogy season starting this September.

This calendar has its origins in our Ann Faulkner's paper printout of local genealogy/history events spreadsheet calendar that MCGG used to hand out at our various meetings for many years.

So we hope that after you make note of our own MCGG and Let's Talk...Genealogy meetings and the Mount Clemens Public Library's Used Book Sale, you also take note of what else is going on in South East Michigan and attend a few other genealogy/local history events.

Lastly, if any other local genealogy/historical groups would like their meetings listed on the South East Michigan Genealogy Events Calendar, please let us know. (See our Contact Us page.)

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

Friday, August 21, 2015

26 Days until the Used Book Sale at Mount Clemens Public Library

Do you like books? Do you like to save money? Do you like to support causes? Yes? Yes? Yes?

Then mark your calendars for September 16 - 19, 2015. These are the dates for the Used Book Sale at Mount Clemens Public Library. This year all proceeds benefit the library's Genealogy and Local History Room.

September 16, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is the Preview Event. Preview Event Admission is $10 per person. Shop the sale early for the best selection.

September 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is Day One of the Sale.

September 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is Day Two of the Sale.

September 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the Last Day of the Sale.

Check back here for additional details in the coming weeks.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

Friday, August 14, 2015

MCGG Meeting Topics Revealed for Fall 2015 AND MCGG is Now on Pinterest!

Hi Everyone!

We have released MCGG's Fall 2015 meeting schedules for our MCGG Friday Group and our Let's Talk...Genealogy discussion group on Wednesday.

The meeting dates and topics can be found on the respective pages of this blog site or in our Southeast Michigan Genealogy Events calendar on the Calendar page. 

On both the MCGG Friday Meetings and Let's Talk Meetings blog pages, you will find the PDF file of our current meetings flyer which can be viewed and downloaded. (Please note the image of the flyer in this post is just a low-res image. To see/download the flyer PDF you need to go to either of the meeting pages.)

NEW! And for those of you who use Pinterest, MCGG has been a member since July. Due to limitations on username length we had to abbreviate our name so finding us isn't so simple -- someone else had our initials already. You can find us on Pinterest here.

We hope you enjoy the coming genealogy season. 

See You Soon at the Mt Clemens Public Library!

LE